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FRIDA KAHLO (1907-1954)

 
Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist. Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist.
Portrait of Diego Riverac. 193313 x 8 1/2 in.(33.02 x 21.59 cm) charcoal on paper
Provenance
Lina Boytler, gifted from artist
Private Collection, bequeathed from above
Private Collection, Texas
Exhibition
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. 15 Mar.-12 Jul. 2015, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
Frida Kahlo e Diego Rivera. 20 Sep. 2014-8 Feb. 2015, Palazza Ducale, Genova
Kahlo, Frida. Frida Kahlo. 20 Mar.-31 Aug. 2014, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
Kahlo, Frida, Frida Kahlo: Retrospective. 20 Apr.-9 Aug. 2010, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin The exhibition traveled 1 Sep.-10 Dec. 2010, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna...More...r>
Literature
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts, 2015: 106, Cat. 50, illustrated in color
Frida Kalo e Diego Rivera. Palazzo Ducale, 2014: 94, illustrated in color
Frida Kahlo. Scuderie del Quirinale, 2014: 120, illustrated in color
Salomon Grimberg, Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself. Merrel: London, 2008: 101, illustrated
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Pre-eminent surrealist Frida Kahlo created paintings and drawings that conjured up a vision of herself and of her world. Kahlo’s drawings are rare owing to the fact they were meant as gifts and mementos for friends, as this drawing of Diego Rivera was. Rivera was Kahlo’s husband and with whom she had a strong but explosive relationship. This portrait is a playful example of her thoughts on her husband. This drawing was included in the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibition on the year Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera spent in the city and the drawing showcases Kahlo’s emerging voice as an artist.
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